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Re: [Ambassadors] mentorship, sponsorship, etc.


On Fri, Mar 27, 2009 at 11:46 AM, Shambo Bose <shambo linux gmail com> wrote:
> I fully agree with the concept of raising the barrier to entry and mentoring
> Raising of the barrier to entry can be done through some kind of
> online testing if possible ( I dont have much idea about them). A
> person who is applying for Fedora ambassadorship should give that test
> and have to clear it before moving to the next round that can be a one

IMHO, such tests for entry are always a bad idea though I am not very
clear about what kind of test you are talking about. If it something
like a written test then bad bad idea. You cannot judge the potential
of a person by only a test. It is much more subjective and should be
spread over a longer time span.

> to one irc session .If both the sessions are satisfactory the person
> will be selected for a 3-6 months of probation / training period where
> he has to fulfill some goals to become a Fedora Ambassador.

As Max stated, a variable probation period is better. For example what
about a person who is just perfect for the job and can cope up in just
a week. 3 months is a wastage for him. So, again the same concept of
sponsors like the packaging project comes in. I believe raising the
barrier is good but finding people to judge whether an applicant has
crossed that barrier is even more important and so is to find proper
mentors who can teach how to cross that barrier.

Rangeen Basu Roy Chowdhury
Fedora Ambassador
sherry151 gmail com

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